Uncle Oliver's travels, Persia [by J. Kitto].

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Page 160 - I myself thought good to imitate the Italian fashion by this forked cutting of meat, not only while I was in Italy, but also in Germany, and oftentimes in England since I came home...
Page 159 - I observed a custom in all those Italian cities and towns through the which I passed, that is not used in any other country that I saw in my travels; neither do I think that any other nation of Christendom doth use it, but only Italy. The Italian, and also most strangers that are commorant in Italy, do always at their meals use a little fork when they cut their meat.
Page 318 - hast thou such a sense of thy duty to thy mother at thy years, and am I insensible at my age of the duty I owe to my God ? Give me thy hand, innocent boy,' he continued, ' that I may swear repentance upon it.
Page 161 - Italian fashion by this forked cutting of meat, not only while I was in Italy, but also in Germany, and oftentimes in England since I came home: being once quipped for that frequent using of my...
Page 317 - The fellow laughed, thinking, no doubt, I was joking with him. ' What have you got ?' said another ; I gave him the same answer. When they were dividing the spoil, I was called to an eminence where the chief stood : ' What property have you got, my little fellow ?' said he. ' I have told two of your people already," I replied ' I have forty dinars sewed up carefully in my clothes !' He ordered them to be ript open, and found my money. —
Page 172 - When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room...
Page 160 - Italy, their forkes being for the most part made of yron or steele, and some of silver, but those are used only by gentlemen. The reason of this their curiosity is, because the Italian cannot by any means indure to have his dish touched with fingers, seeing all men's fingers are not alike cleane.
Page 160 - ... should unadvisedly touch the dish of meate with his fingers from which all at the table doe cut, he will give occasion of offence unto the company, as having transgressed the lawes of good manners, in so much that for his error he shall be at the least brow-beaten, if not reprehended in wordes.
Page 160 - ... which they hold in their other hand upon the same dish, so that whatsoever he be that sitting in the company of any others at...
Page 317 - I was called to an eminence where the chief stood : ' What property have you got, my little fellow ? ' said he. ' I have told two of your people already,' I replied ; ' I have forty dinars sewed up carefully in my clothes ! ' He ordered them to be ripped open, and found my money. —

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